Adam Hudson is a journalist, writer, photographer, and musician. He was born in Oakland, California and raised in Pittsburg/Bay Point, California, a multiethnic working-class suburb in the East Bay Area.
He graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, focusing on the Arabic language. In Winter of 2010, he studied international humanitarian law and public policy abroad at the University of Oxford.
As a journalist, Adam typically covers war and peace issues, national security, human rights, Guantanamo, Middle Eastern/North African affairs, institutional racism, and policing/incarceration. His work has appeared in teleSUR English, Al-Akbhar English, AlterNet, Truthout, The Nation magazine, where he used to be an intern, and several other publications. In addition, one of his articles is featured in the Truthout/Haymarket anthology Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. Adam also spent two weeks in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba covering military commissions and related issues for Truthout. He’s given political commentary and analysis on radio stations, such as 99.5 FM WBAI in New York City, 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, and 900 AM WURD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For his journalism, Adam was awarded “Champion of International News” for Black Media Appreciation Night 2014, which honors the best in Bay Area independent black media, and received a Certificate of Honor from the City/County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Aside from politics and media, his interests include reading, exercise, anime, photography, drumming, and music — both listening to and playing. He plays drums in the alternative rock band Sunata. To contact him, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @adamhudson5.